Week of March 8, 2015 – A Full Newsletter

To-Do: Week of March 8 – Concert Week!

Upcoming Events

  •  Thursday, Mar. 19, 6-7:30p: Trip Announcement Meeting 
  • Wednesday, Mar. 25: Sr. Recitals
    • 5p: Eileen Klawitter and Madison Duffy
    • 7p: Makenzie Wade

Spring Concert and DSAO Quarterly Potluck

Fri. March 13, 7p (5:30p Potluck)

Sat. March 14, 3p

Please help us out and sign up here to help usher!  This is a great way to meet and greet other orchestra families and friends of DSAO!

Please bring the following items by grade for concessions at these concerts:

6: water, juice or sodas
7: chips and fruit (pre-packaged apple slices are great!)
8: cookies/pastries (preferably pre-packaged)
9: candy/candy bars
10: water, juice or sodas
11: cookies/pastries (preferably pre-packaged)

Seniors are exempt from donations requirements unless you wish to contribute.



Excerpts from “New World Symphony” – Dvorak 

Concerto for four Violins in b minor – Vivaldi 

  1. Allegro
  2. Largo
  3. Larghetto
  4. Allegro
  • Mary Fox, Julie Minn, Alex Han, Daniel Nickum, violins

Concerto for two Cellos in g minor – Vivaldi

1. Allegro

  • Dylan Terrie, Lily Primus, Quinn Osmun, cellos

Perseus – Soon Hee Newbold

  • “Medusa” Slides by DSA Art Department

DSA Advanced Orchestra

The Marriage of Figaro Overture – Mozart

Concerto for Horn #2 – Mozart

1. Allegro Maestoso

  • Cianci Mello-Carillo, horn

Bouvetoya (World Premiere) – Ethan Durell

“Hoedown” from Rodeo – Copland

Slots Available for DSAO Family Potluck
Friday, March 13th, 5:30p-7p

Click Here for Sign up

Quarterly Denver School of the Arts Orchestra Family Association (OFA) Family Potluck with New Family Meet and Greet opportunity followed by the DSAO Orchestras Concert!  Our orchestra family has been privileged to be part of and witness fantastic performances this semester and we’d love to celebrate with everyone as we welcome Spring 2015!  Please click on this linkto sign up, and bring your favorite dish to share! 
  • Water and Iced Tea will be provided
  • BYO Beverages if you prefer something else for your family

Senior Recital: Liam Ramsey-White and

Ethan Durell

Thurs. March 12, 7p

Location: DSA Concert Hall

Senior Recitals offer one of the final opportunities to hear individualized concerts created by our seniors. The seniors put enormous amounts of work into their performances, and these musical programs are not to be missed!


2015-2016 Trip Announcement Meeting!!!

Thursday, March 19, 2015


We are looking forward to sharing some exciting updates with our parents and students as we start planning for 2015-2016! As one of the highest caliber music programs in the country, DSAO has been privileged to be part of local, national and international travel opportunities that broaden educational horizons and provide our students with world class opportunities that result in positive and transformational changes. Our high-caliber programming will continue in 2015-2016, and with your help, we will make it one of the most exciting years ever!Please plan to attend this very important meeting focused on trips and travel for the next school year. It is crucial that we have the opportunity to share as much information as possible, as early as possible to provide families adequate notice and opportunity to plan for these exciting trips.

We strongly encourage all relevant parent/guardians and students to attend this meeting!

Where:  DSA Orchestra Hall (any changes to location will be announced)
When:   Thursday, March 19, 2015
Time:    6:00-7:30 PM

Telum Lucretii Competition
For young composers and performers
Sponsored by the
Colorado Youth Symphony Orchestra
May 2nd, 2015

CYSO is sponsoring a composition contest, to encourage young composers and players to start working together, experience what it takes to put new music together, and generally encourage future collaboration.  It is open to students 18 and younger who are still in high school.  The compositions must be performed by musicians who are also in school.The completed application, $25 non-refundable application fee (checks made out to Colorado Youth Symphony Orchestra), and a copy of the final score and parts should be mailed to: Benjamin Tomkins, 2166 S. Ash St. Denver, CO 80222

A recording or midi file may be included with the application or emailed to cysobenjamin@gmail.com. Recordings are highly recommended, but not required. Email Subject: {Name} – Telum Lucretii Competition

All Materials must be postmarked and/or received by email no later than April 15, 2015.

All emailed materials must be in .pdf format, legible, and printable.

Please click here for application materials and more information.

First prize: $200 and a performance on the Classical at Dazzle series
2nd Prize: $100
3rd Prize: $50
Best Performance: $160

Master Mentor/Visiting Artist Program

Your orchestra is so grateful to the 50% of families who have been able to make this commitment thus far.  If you have not given your $300 contribution yet please do so as soon as possible.

Contributions can be made by check or through the DSA Friends Foundation at www.dsafriends.org.  If you can’t make the payment all at once, please do so in monthly installments.   Please make checks payable to DSA Friends Foundation, and put “Orchestra family contribution” or “master mentor” in the memo line.

This is also a fantastic way for family and friends to support your student! Please pass along the dsafriends.org website link to those you know are interested in supporting our programs.

For further information, please visit the OFA Fundraising website.

Investing in DSAO

 Buy groceries, support DSAO

Make sure you purchase a reloadable King Soopers card!  It’s simple, you buy groceries with the card and the orchestra gets 5% back. You can reload it time and time again to keep giving to DSAO.  Please email Carol Fennell for information about purchasing a card.  If you have already purchased a card, don’t forget to reload.  Every time you do, it benefits DSAO!

DSA is collecting Boxtops!

DSA receives free money for each box top turned in.  Please group the box tops in a bag or envelope, and mark them with “Orchestra” so that the funds will come to us.  The collection box is located in the main office.


Click here to view advertising brochure. Please note a change in contact information: Please put “Advertising”  in the subject line and contact dsaorchestra1@gmail.com.  This is also a good way to put a personal message of congratulations for your student, to be displayed in the program.

Volunteer with the OFA!

Thanks so much to all who have signed up to volunteer with OFA.  Parent support and fundraising are critical to our program. The OFA Executive Team is seeking parents who can assist in particular with advertising layout or with contacting businesses to inform them about advertising opportunities in our programs.  Please contact Jeff Volkert by email or phone: 303-881-9327.

There is still a position open for historian as well.  Please visit BringIt to sign up for this opportunity.